It might sound cliché to talk about changing your skincare routine for the new year – the whole ‘new year new you’ may not be your cup of tea, but changing it up for this winter season can really help your skin from drying out, and yes this can even happen with oily skin.
You want your skin to stay hydrated but not so much that your face is one giant grease ball. Finding the right balance can be difficult with oily skin, but, like with most products whether skincare or makeup, it’s all about trial and error. And that’s exactly what I did with these. After using these products for the past two months or so I’ve come to rely on them as my go-to winter skin care routine.
Last year I finally decided to buy the extremely popular Kiehl’s Creamy Eye Treatment. I thought this eye cream would be too heavy for my under eyes, but I was proven wrong. Although I usually prefer gel-like formulas this eye cream has perked up my eye area and smoothed out my dehydration lines. I admit I was biased and thought it must be overrated, but I am pleasantly surprised that this product is well worth all the hype it gets.
I’ve never used Neutrogena products before until the Neutrogena Hydro Boost Water Gel moisturiser. There are two versions of this moisturiser, the one I use is the water gel and the other is for more drier skin types called the Hydro Boost Gel Cream. As a gel this moisturiser is very light and offers a good amount of hydration throughout the day and does not affect my sensitive skin. Unfortunately this moisturiser does not have spf so you’ll need to add one into your routine or make sure your foundation has one in it. You can check out my favourite sun creams here.
Finding a night cream was the hardest part of revamping my winter skincare routine. I didn’t want something too hydrating so I’d wake up looking like a grease ball, but I needed something hydrating enough so that the heating would not dry my skin out. Last year I came upon the Glow Recipe Watermelon Glow Sleeping Mask when I was browsing Sephora and as you may have guessed from the name it smells like wonderfully like watermelon – not a harsh fake scent, something more fresh and natural.
I tend to use this as an overnight mask rather than leaving it on for 10 minutes and then washing it off. I find that leaving it on overnight gives a lovely bounce to my skin and a much needed glow (not an oily one), in addition to leaving my skin baby soft. On the box it recommends using two spoonfuls (it comes with a miniature spoon), however I only use one and it works perfectly well, but if you have drier skin than mine I would definitely recommend using two.
When my skin feels like it needs a little extra help I usually turn to a sheet mask. You know the ones, the ones that make you look like you’re taking part in a horror film. My favourites are from Farmacy and a variety of the Sephora Collection sheet masks. Both of these brands are amazing and offer sheet masks for a number of skin issues from extra hydration to fine lines and blemish prone skin.
Why not try one one evening whilst watching an episode of your favourite TV series.
Have you tried any of these? Or do you have any skincare favourites you swear by?